Rumblings of rumblings


by Jewel Quigley, Staff Writer

Yellowstone National Park sits on one of largest volcano’s.

On March 30th the park was struck by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, the biggest recorded there since February 1980.

Bison were seen “fleeing” the park, which caused many residents to fearfully spread that the super volcano underneath the Yellowstone National park is preparing to erupt.

But how much truth is there to this claim?

A YouTube video of bison’s “fleeing” from the national park went viral, inciting confusion. Are the animals picking up things that humans aren’t?

Scientists believe that the animals aren’t “fleeing,” they are just simply migrating – normal behavior for these animals.

While some people have other reasoning for the vanishing of the animals, some scientists, as well as informed citizens, believe that the animals sense the disruption in the grounds that will cause the volcano to potentially erupt.

While there is no way of actually telling if the animals do sense the possible tremors, scientists are keeping a close eye on the volcano just in case of any suspicions of an active volcano.  To avoid calamity, scientists installed a device that reads and watches the level of the volcano’s activity.